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There was an organized effort this past Saturday by Proctor residents to help those in need by cleaning up and assessing damages or providing information. If you have cleaning supplies you would like to donate to the effort call Shannon Maass at 459-3585, or drop them at the collection site at Proctor Elementary. The Proctor Youth Group is also conducting a food drive and if you would like to help contact Nate Blanchard from the Union Church of Proctor at 459-3624. Monetary donations to help residents can be sent to Proctor Community Concerns Council, C/O Muriel Sedegren, 18 Curry Street, Proctor, VT 05765.

 The Proctor Elementary School is supporting a food drive for the Proctor/Pittsford Food Shelf. There will be a box set up in the entry way of the school for donations of non-perishable items for the week of September 6th. Suggested items include canned goods, paper products, boxed foods, pet food, laundry detergent, pet food and batteries.

 Proctor Elementary is holding a "Meet the Teacher Night" (preferably without the kids)on the evening of September 14 at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for teacher to highlight to parents what areas will be covered this year and to discuss how they can work together to meet the goals set for the kids. Librarian, Donna Smyth would like to remind everyone the library is still collecting used toner and ink cartridges. These can be brought in any time.

 The school board meeting minutes for August 9 were recently released for publication. Here are some highlights. Audrey Tilden was offered a letter of intent for the library aide position and the board accepted it. The board came out of executive session later and presented the fall coaching contracts. Tom Valach and John Ojala, varsity girls soccer co-coaches; Chad Eugair, Junior High girls soccer coach; Tim Clain, Junior High boys soccer coach; and Kevin Ratti, varsity boys soccer coach.

 Jesse Safran, Technology Director at RCSU, presented the board with a quote for the air conditioning in the server room at the Elementary School. Jesse spoke on the quote. It was decided to table the air conditioning until more information is obtained. Superintendent Taylor wanted to thank Jesse for all the work that he has done for the Supervisory Union. Lloyd Hughes agreed and told Jesse that he was sorry to see him leave. There are currently 19 applications to fill Jesse's position. They are currently in the initial screening stages and Jesse will be staying onto assist during the transition period. Safran has received only one bid for the wireless network. Mary made a motion to award the quote to Cellular Specialties for $27505.40 for PHS and $26338.70 for PES. The motion passed unanimously. Safran  would also like to add a smart board for PHS for approximately $3400 to be installed in the science department to be paid for by Tech funds. Don made a motion to get another smart board for the PHS science department. Art seconded the motion. Mary stated that the funding could come from PFP funds other than the Tech fund. The motion passed for purchase of a smart board with funding sources to be looked at.

 A reminder that the Proctor Free Library is holding its' 130th birthday celebration on September 17 from 1:00-3:00pm at 4 Main Street, Proctor. The library board of trustees will host a trip down memory lane starting in 1881. Bring your library stories and memories to share with family and friends. There will be refreshments and a library trivia contest.

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